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Alibi
Alibi
Author: Joseph Kanon
From the bestselling author of Los Alamos and The Good German, a post-war novel of moral intrigue. It is 1946, and Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother, and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. But when he falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her deva...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312425906
ISBN-10: 0312425902
Pages: 416
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3 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A disturbing story of post-War Venice; an American serviceman's visit to his widowed mother, a socialite who has returned to the city and resumed a relationship with an old beau, turns into a nightmare of old war crimes, cover-ups, an almost-accidental murder, and an intense, doomed lovestory of the young American and a concentration camp survivor.
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Very interesting story set in Venice at the end of WW11.
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Atmospheric and compelling, Joseph Kanon's ALIBI takes us to glittering post-War Venice, where La Serenissima's stunningly beautiful facade becomes a transparent scrim, barely hiding the ugly truths of the recent past. The young American narrator learns firsthand how moral absolutes can blur and become as evanescent as a glimpse of Venice in the fog. A thought-provoking and disturbing novel.
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